Meaningful Work



Meaningful work is the conduct of activity perceived by the individual as contributing to society. It can be paid employment (working for another), self-employment (working for oneself) or volunteering (contributing to a cause without payment).

What we can do for you

We can assist you by referral to our The Oasis Townsville Employment Program and to specialist recruitment organisations (like Red Rock Recruitment) and good employers to get you into your own business or finding suitable work. Or if its volunteer work you are after, something to support our ex-ADF community or other cause, no matter how much time or effort you can afford, we've got work for you in The Oasis Townsville Volunteer Opportunities Program which is closely aligned to Volunteering North Queensland.

*Links list is not exhaustive, if you know of another please email
Links for Employment

Issues to be aware of when coming to 'Civvie Street'

Finding Meaningful Work

Career Identification

What industries are jobs growing fastest in?

The Australian Government website JobOutlook is a good place to start for a menu of jobs you might be interested in. See what jobs are on the rise in the next 5 years?

Now find how to acquire the skills that can lead to what you want to do.


Recognition of Prior Learning from ADF?


  • Qld Government Skillsgateway site is very useful, it is a search engine to assist people to navigate training courses, qualifications and funding. It also provides details of all current Skilling Queenslanders for Work projects in QLD.


Preparing a Resume and Covering Letter

Finding a Job


Employment Services that support ex-ADF members* 


Starting a Small Business





The Oasis Townsville Limited, a public benevolent institution, is endorsed to access the following tax concessions:

  • Income Tax Exemption under Subdivision 50-B of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

  • GST Concessions under Division 176 of 'A New Tax System' (Goods and Services Tax) 1999

  • FBT Exemption under Section 123C of the Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986


For the benefit of members of the

Ex-ADF Community

in Townsville.

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